You know that we have Tablet PCs since Windows XP and I think I did not have many PCs at Microsoft which were not tablets. How often do I use them as a tablet? Not too often but when I am in a customer meeting and do not use my notebook to present, I use it to take notes. Thatâ€™s basically to me the application I use it and it does good service.
The question often is, why did Tablet PCs not really take off as they did not broadly â€“ and I do not know. Now, Apple launched the iPad and before it was on the market, tablets are hype â€“ great marketing I have to admit. And then, finally, I read this article today: Tablets to outsell netbooks by 2012, report says â€“ wow. The interesting part of the article is Consumers â€œdidnâ€™t askâ€ for tablets. Apple is successfully teaching consumers to want the iPad â€“ as I said: Great marketing, great demand generation
Letâ€™s see whether this really happens the way Forester predicts.